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Orchid wetland

Bletia purpurea


Savannah, wetland of the Biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an


Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 11 years ago

Also the light was very bad, I had just wake up next to the orchid having slept in the savannah.

craigwilliams 11 years ago

Very nice! It's definitely a Bletia but the suggestion of B.purpurea is tentative. Flower colour of this species is said to be variable and there are certainly photos on the web that have the same colouration as yours here, labelled B.purpurea. It's just a question of whether they're correctly identified!

Jonathan Guyot
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Jonathan Guyot

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on May 1, 2011
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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